Sludge and Doom Metal kings Crowbar will kick off their US headlining tour with special guests SpiritAdrift this week! The Riff Beast Tour, which includes eleven newly added dates, will commence at Ripplefest July 22nd in Austin, Texas, and run through September 12th in Birmingham, Alabama. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.
Pantera’sVulgar Display of Power turns 30 years oldon Friday, February 25th, 2022! To pay tribute to the band – Spirit Adrift, hailing from Austin, TX, have covered “Hollow”. Check it out here as well as a video from the band on what the song means to frontman Nate Garrett!
In certain circles, some might say “so goes Matt Pike, so goes the entire metal scene.” As the co-founder of two of the most iconic bands of the last two generations of die-hard metal fans, Pike’s mighty riffs laid down with SLEEP and later with High on Fire has led him from the underground to mainstream love from critics and fans alike. With his debut book about to drop, and a solo album tentatively due in 2022, Pike is on a roll and a High on Fire show, playing their first concerts in a few years now, is a necessary ritual for fans.
Modern Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift has shared a new single and lyric video/visualizer for the track “Forge Your Future.” The song is the title track of their upcoming new three-song EP releasing on August 27th via Century Media Records. You can pre-order the vinyl (due in October) and stream the track at all DSPs right now! The band has also announced Forge Your Future features Preston Bryant on synthesizers, and they will be joined by Sonny DeCarlo on bass in live settings moving forward.
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift! Their excellent new album Enlightened in Eternity is out now!
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Nate Garrett of Spirit Adrift! Their excellent new album Enlightened in Eternity is out now!
Cortez’s third full-length album shows a certain spark that was merely hinted at the Boston group”s previous releases. This is immediately established with the opening”No Escape,” which comes crashing in with a template more in line with Classic Metal than their usual Stoner Rock. I find myself reminded of Cauldron or Castle as the driving tempo sustains a reverb-friendly production job with a slew of flamboyant guitar leads, gritty bass, and chanted vocals to go around.
Spirit Adrift could’ve followed the more accessible bent of 2019’s Divided In Darkness with more of the same but chose to mix things up to an even greater degree with their fourth full-length album. The tug o’ war between Doom and Traditional Metal that has defined their style has turned in the latter’s favor with more songs taking on upbeat tempos. The lyrics have also undergone a noticeable attitude adjustment with a decidedly optimistic outlook and an emphasis on metaphysical galactic imagery. There are enough common denominators to help Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media) fit in with their established trajectory, but it may be their most drastic sound shift thus far.
Stoner Doom and Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift have shared a new single and music video, “Screaming From Beyond”, the second single from their upcoming Enlightened In Eternity, due this fall via 20 Buck Spin in North America (on Century Media in the rest of the world). Preorder directly from 20 Buck Spin and on Bandcamp. Watch the clip right now Continue reading →